May 2018 – Take Time to Decide

Important astrological energies for the month of May 2018:

  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Taurus occurs on May 15, 2018.
  • Uranus enters the sign of Taurus on May 15, 2018. It will be in the sign of Taurus for the following dates: May 15, 2018 to November 6, 2018; March 6, 2019 to July 7, 2025; and November 8, 2025 to April 26, 2026.
  • Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio forms a trine Neptune in Pisces on May 25, 2018. This is the second trine in this triad sequence. The first time occurred on December 2, 2017 when both planets were direct. The third trine will occur on August 19, 2018 when Jupiter is direct and Neptune is retrograde.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on May 29, 2018.

Take Time to Decide

By Misty Kuceris ©2018

The month of May starts with Venus forming a quincunx to Saturn retrograde on May 1st. You may feel as if everyone in the world is criticizing you. Or, you may be holding yourself up to such high standards that you can’t do anything. Either you are refusing to start a new project because you don’t feel as if you have all the information you need. Or, you’re not finishing important projects because you feel as if you can’t get them done well enough.

It’s very important that you treat yourself well today. You don’t want to beat up on yourself. You really want to feel good about what you’re doing. If other people are criticizing you, it’s because they don’t understand you or your point of view. Don’t waste your energy by paying attention to them.

When Venus forms a sextile to Ceres on May 3rd, you feel connected to your feminine nature. You understand the importance of taking care of your needs. You want to make certain that your environment is safe. You don’t want anyone to take anything away from you. It’s also important that you take time and have fun today.

You need to be careful with your words on May 5th as Mercury forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde. It’s easy to say too much and regret it later. You don’t know when to stop rationalizing situations.

You also need to be very careful with any opportunities that seem to come your way today. Things appear better than they are. Or, put it another way: What you see isn’t necessarily what’s there. Another person may be making a presentation highlighting all the wonderful aspects of the information but also leaving out the critical details that could cause problems later. If any new opportunities do present themselves today, review the possibilities but wait until at least May 13, 2018 before making a decision because you’ll get new information at that time.

On May 7th, Mercury forms a square to Pluto retrograde and Venus forms a square to Neptune later in the day. With Mercury forming a square to Pluto retrograde, you may feel very opinionated about a situation and don’t want to listen to anyone else. Or, you feel that other people are trying to convince you of their point of view and you strongly disagree.

As Venus moves into the square to Neptune, you feel as if people are withholding information from you. They aren’t telling you the truth. Pay attention to that feeling. This is a time period where you don’t want to negotiate with others. You need to be careful of what you’re hearing, especially if it involves money.

You will experience a yod between May 9th and May 12th as Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde on May 9th and a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on May 12th. What’s interesting is that both of these planets are now retrograde. The reason that it’s interesting is that you’ll need to review situations from your past and make some changes.

When Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde, you need to review financial matters in your life. You even need to review the goals that you set for yourself. A lot of those old goals aren’t working so it’s time to establish new goals.

At the same time, with Venus forming a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on May 12th, you don’t want to feel that other people are taking advantage of you. You want to move forward with your goals, but you are finding some major obstacles. Either other people don’t like what you’re doing, or you’re feeling that other people are trying to control you.

During May 9th and May 12th, review your goals and make changes so those goals resonate with your needs. Wherever other people have made suggestions, consider them, but don’t necessarily act on them if you don’t agree. You need to be your own person. Understanding your strengths is the lesson you to learn during these three days.

A few hours before Mercury enters the sign of Taurus, it forms a conjunction with Uranus on May 13th. You may feel edgy because you can’t get your thoughts in order. Or, you just received some new and important information which indicates that you have to change your approach to a particular matter.

Do be careful if you need to travel between 6:35 am EDT and 8:31 am EDT because you may lack focus. This could lead to an accident because you’re not paying attention to your environment.

As Mercury enters the sign of Taurus a few hours later you feel less scattered. You find that you can focus to the point that you may become too stubborn. It’s very important for you to get your way. You just need to be a little cautious because other people may have some important information for you and you’re unwilling to listen. Take whatever time you need to process this new information before you make a final decision.

When the new Moon with Sun and Moon in Taurus occurs on May 15th, take time to pay attention to your finances. This could be a good day to re-evaluate how you’re spending your money and maybe redo your budget. If you have credit card bills, see if you can begin a program where you pay down your debt.

With the new Moon forming a trine to Pluto retrograde, this is a great time to look at what you’ve accumulated in life and determine if you still need some of those items. You may find that you can throw out a lot of garbage that stands in the way of your success.

A few hours after the new Moon occurs, Uranus enters the sign of Taurus. This is a major paradigm shift. Uranus is a cycle that occurs every 84 years. It stays in a sign for approximately 7 years. When Uranus first enters a sign, it remains in that sign for only a few degrees before it turns retrograde and re-enters the previous sign for a few months. It’s as if the first entry of Uranus into a new sign is a hint of what is to come, not necessarily an actual change of events. So, when Uranus enters the sign of Taurus today, it will go up to 02º33” and turn retrograde. It will re-enter the sign of Aries on November 6, 2018. Uranus will turn direct and re-enter the sign of Taurus on March 6, 2019 and remain there until July 7, 2025. Its final passage in the sign of Taurus will occur between November 8, 2025 and April 26, 2026.

Taurus is a fixed sign which represents the need to understand your values. It also represents accumulations and finances. Uranus is the planet of upheaval and change.

On a mundane level you’ll see many changes in the world of finances. There will be an increased use of electronic currency, especially when you pay your bills. You’ll be lucky if banks still use checking accounts when this cycle comes to an end in 2025 and 2026. You’ll see an increase in cryptocurrency as well as increased rules and regulations surrounding its use.

When it comes to immigration, leaders in various countries will become more fearful of individuals and cultures that don’t represent their values. This could lead to an increase of nationalism which is at odds with an economic world needing to rely on global trade and products.

The entertainment industry will focus on developing heroes with superpowers as people feel they need to find more power in their lives. The need to find these heroes could actually help increase more equality between men and women, as well as other diverse groups, as heroes are needed in all walks of life.

As virtual reality becomes more important, this could be a time where you try to discover memes and avatars that represent your nature. But, this could also lead to some problems if people try to present their imagined nature rather than their actual nature. Finally, there will be more technology available online which makes it easier to change what people say or what they wear, creating an illusion of truth that doesn’t exist.

On a personal level, Uranus in Taurus represents the need to consider your values and, if necessary, make changes. You may find that some of your values don’t work in a world where there are technological changes. Or, you may realize that it’s more important to hold on to the truth now than ever before.

Because Taurus also represents finances, it’s time to review how you handle money. You’ll be pushed into more electronic and technological exchanges of money. For this reason, it will be important to make certain that you are protected from any technological frauds or computer hacks.

Uranus in Taurus will make this more difficult because Uranus brings sudden and unexpected changes, but it’s important that you take time to process any new information. While the temptation is to rush into new situations, the reality is that you need to slow down so you can understand the potential consequences of your decisions.

Children that are born with this placement of Uranus will rebel against having too many possessions. They will want to simplify their lives. They may even be so involved with wireless technology that they don’t save anything. Or, what they save may be found in the cloud and not necessarily in their homes. There is a danger that important artifacts could be lost because of the way that they are being saved.

Mars enters the sign of Aquarius on May 16th and forms a square to Uranus a few hours later. With Mars in Aquarius you’re willing to try new things. You want to experience life but from a new perspective. You don’t want to be stuck in the past.

When Mars forms the square to Uranus you want other people to leave you alone. You don’t want others to tell you what to do. At the same time, because Mars is in Aquarius, you’d like to help people solve their problems. So you may feel this tension between wanting to help and protect others and wanting to just let things be and leave everyone to their own devices. Because both planets are now in fixed signs, you may even feel that things are happening too slowly. You may want to push other people to the point that they feel you are bullying them. Do the best you can to be gentle and also appreciate that sometimes moving slowly is a better option.

On May 18th, Mercury forms a trine to Saturn retrograde and less than 30 minutes later forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis which is in Leo and Aquarius. In many ways these two aspects from Mercury can work very well together.

With Mercury forming the trine to Saturn retrograde you find that it’s easy to organize your thoughts and paperwork. You can develop strategies for success, especially new strategies. As Mercury forms the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis, you’re able to understand which old strategies didn’t work and which new ones can. You also understand the need to balance your life, finding time to play when necessary. Don’t be surprised if some old friends contact you today.

Venus enters the sign of Cancer on May 19th and a few hours later it forms a sextile to Uranus. With Venus in the sign of Cancer you want to bring out the nurturing side of your personality. You want to take care of others. You don’t want to see any pain in the world.

When Venus forms a sextile to Uranus later in the day, you may feel a little sense of relief. You’re willing to look at things in a new way. You may even realize that you don’t need to take care of everyone else. Other people are willing to take responsibility for their own actions. This is also another day where people from you past may contact you.

Mars forms a sextile to Chiron early in the morning of May 20th while Venus forms a square to Chiron a few hours before the Sun enters Gemini later in the evening hours, EDT.

When Mars forms a sextile to Chiron, you find opportunities to bring more healing into your life. You are willing to develop new plans of action. You want to look and feel good.

As Venus forms a square to Chiron later in the day, you want to do everything you can to protect yourself from pain. You don’t want other people to tell you what to do. You don’t want to risk your feelings so other people can use them against you. You just want to sit back and stay safe within your harbor. That may not be a bad situation.

As the Sun enters the sign of Gemini, you’re ready to talk about situations. You want to have dialogues with other people. You also want to gain as much information as possible. Just don’t look for so much information that you feel an overload coming on. And, take the time to understand the information so you don’t fall for rumors or gossip which isn’t true.

You want to protect everything in your environment when Ceres forms a quincunx to Neptune on May 21st. You don’t want to be taken advantage of. You don’t want other people to lie to you. What you need to do is listen to what others have to say but not make any comments. Pull back and reflect on situations in your life. See if you can get an understanding of your circumstances without revealing any of your thoughts.

You want to keep your environment safe on May 22nd when Ceres forms a square to Jupiter retrograde. One of the best ways to achieve this is to understand what’s important in your world and how you want to achieve your goals. With Jupiter retrograde, you don’t want to move too quickly. You want to take time to assess your situations. With Ceres in Leo, it’s important to understand how to create a balance between having fun and meeting your obligations. You may find that you need to compromise in order to get the results you want.

Later in the evening of May 22nd, Mercury forms a sextile to Neptune and you realize that your dreams are just as important as your practical obligations. This is a good time to write down your aspirations so you can see how they match the reality of your life. Just be aware that this may not be a good time to sign any contracts that involve increased financial obligations.

On May 23rd, Mercury forms a fixed T-square with Jupiter retrograde and Ceres. How you communicate today is very important. There’s a tendency to say too much when Mercury forms a square to Jupiter retrograde. You want to justify your actions even if you feel insecure about them. You also don’t want other people to take you for granted. But it’s important to hold on to your own value systems.

As Mercury moves into the square to Ceres, you don’t want to say anything that upsets people in your environment. You want to find safety in your words. You may also need to compromise more than you think to achieve the results you want. The key when a T-square is involved is to look at the missing sign which in this case is Aquarius. This means that your friends may be able to help you understand the best way to compromise without giving up what is important to you.

When Jupiter retrograde forms a trine to Neptune on May 25th this will be the second time that this trine occurs in this triad sequence. The first time it occurred was on December 2, 2017 when both planets were direct. The third time it will occur is on August 19, 2018 when Jupiter is direct and Neptune is retrograde. Because this is the second time this trine is occurring, you may want to look back to see what occurred in the beginning of December 2017.

Both Jupiter and Neptune have a symbiotic relationship. Although Jupiter is in Scorpio right now, it rules the sign of Pisces just as Neptune does. Both planets want to push beyond the boundaries established by society. Jupiter knows which boundaries it wants to push and how to create new boundaries. Neptune doesn’t like boundaries and wants to break them but doesn’t always know how to set new boundaries.

When these two planets form a trine, it becomes easier to understand how your dreams create a desire for new boundaries. With Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio you may even understand what boundaries are preventing you from moving forward with your life. You are willing to throw out what isn’t needed. This is a great time to write down your dreams, determine whether those dreams are realistic, and decide what to toss out to help you implement realistic dreams. This is also a great time to create a plan of action that begins in August 2018 after this trine occurs for the third time.

A few hours after Jupiter retrograde forms its second trine to Neptune, Mercury forms a trine to Pluto retrograde. You feel more confident in your aspirations. You are able to focus on those ideals which are important. You know how to express yourself to others. And you know that you’re ready to begin set the right goals for any projects that are important.

You may feel a little frustrated on May 26th as Venus forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde. You may feel as if other people are trying to tell you what to do and are not taking your feelings into consideration. You may even feel that other people are criticizing you needlessly.

As you find ways to keep yourself safe, don’t let other people tell you what to do. You are the person to set your own boundaries, not others. Take care of yourself. Find ways to balance your family and work life. Don’t let one become more important than another. Know when to rest. If you have to pull back right now, that’s all right.

As the month of May ends, the Full Moon occurs and Mercury enters the sign of Gemini on May 29th. The full Moon has the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius. This is where you need to consider your long-term plans but also pay attention to your daily routine. You don’t want to miss the important details of your life as you try to find ways to move forward. It’s also important that you long-term plans don’t upset your daily routine. If you need to develop new strategies, find ways to make them easy to achieve. Take your time where possible. Move slowly and with purpose.

As Mercury enters the sign of Gemini later in the day, gather your thoughts and communicate your needs. Mercury is now in its own sign and is very comfortable with discussing matters with others. You may even find that through these discussions you’ll be able to find solutions to your problems. Just pay attention to what others are saying and take the time to determine if there is truth behind their words.